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IMO2020: Illiquid Markets and Group Buying Power
Why is the matching of illiquid markets with more liquid ones so profitable, and how can it help buyers in 2020?
IMO2020: The Unexpected Consequences of Legislation
If the bold move had been made for a strict 0.10% limit there would have been a number of benefits.
Malpractice in the Bunker Business
NSI's Paul Hardy looks at MFM magnet reports, sanctions busting, and back-dooring.
IMO2020: Conflicts and the Quest for Information
Many buyers are becoming disillusioned with the "wait and see" attitude of some trading houses.
IMO2020: The HSFO Conundrum
As we all know demand for HSFO will fall off a cliff Q3 onwards. This represents a number of challenges for the physical supplier.
IMO2020: Compatibility Questions are Going to Complicate Bunker Buying
The ongoing lack of information on specs is already causing frustration for buyers and suppliers.
Is Your Bunker Platform Ready for IMO2020?
Monitoring bunker buying performance monitoring, compliance and auditing is of growing importance.
IMO2020: Should We Believe the Analysts?
I believe the future market will be driven by analytics, writes Paul Hardy.
Unilateralism is the Killer of Invention
NSI's Paul Hardy looks at the potential impact of Trump's proposed slow start to IMO 2020.
The Changing Nature of Benchmarking
We move from a market where the products people want to buy are by and large readily available, to one where only those with a heavily detailed plan can be sure they can buy what they want.
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Market Outlook and Bunker Buying Strategies for Q2 2020
The most effective way to look at the market currently is to assess the associated risks, writes NSI's Paul Hardy.
Bunker Prices Stall as Crude Jumps 50%
VLSFO in major ports Friday had a 5% premium over Brent, vs a Q1 2020 average of 35%.
FEATURE: Bunker Companies Slash Payment Terms
Credit managers tell Ship & Bunker they have cut terms from 30 days to 15 for some customers, and to cash in advance for others.
Scorpio Tankers Warns Scrubber Benefits May Not Be Fully Realised
Scorpio has paid about $2.5 million per vessel for its scrubbers.
Coronavirus Could Cost Container Lines $23 Billion: Sea-Intelligence
The company warns of a worst-case scenario in which boxship freight rates decline as much as they did in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009.
IMO 2020 Premium Evaporates, Price Paid for Bunkers in March 20% Lower than in 2019
Average VLSFO price for Global Top 20 Ports was $351.50/mt in March 2020, vs the March 2019 average IFO380 price of $425/mt.
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